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Public can see new Cleveland convention center

CLEVELAND (AP) — Taxpayers who financed at a new convention center in Cleveland are getting a chance for an up-close look.

The public is invited to an open house Saturday for the convention center side of the $465 million project.

An adjacent medical trade show exhibit hall will open in October.

The project is underwritten by a quarter-cent sales tax imposed six years ago and 1 percent hotel room tax imposed in 2010.

The first event to be hosted by the convention center will be the 2013 National Senior Summer Games in July.

The convention center held a VIP ribbon-cutting on Friday.

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